We serve veterans & promote eco-friendly living.
Veterans Off-Grid is restoring a sense of purpose, community, sustainability, and peace to veterans in need. A cold reality is there are 22 veterans taking their own lives every day equaling over 8,000 veterans per year. Tragically, more than 70,000 veterans do not have a pillow to lay their head on each night. We view homelessness as rational decision-making during punishing distress; they’re still striving to make a footprint in the world. These veterans have dreams and ambitions but with added difficulties. We’re offering veterans a place to heal holistically in a sustaining eco-friendly community, so they may reintegrate with society.
We are an off the grid community living in Earthship-inspired homes thriving without utility bills, mortgages, and roaring bureaucracy. We enjoy the quiet bliss of the Rocky Mountains along the Rio Grande and strive to minimize our impact to the environment.
Our goals are to provide housing, a sense of belonging, a sense of purpose via 35 hours of volunteer work each month per veteran, impart financial literacy, and instill accountability and mentorship. To learn more about our goals and process for rehabilitation, please click here.
Recent Blog Posts
Homes built to maximize sustainability often double as landmarks. It can be awe-inspiring to look at the architecture that lends itself well to the landscape around it, or it can be useful to see how someone balanced conflicting sustainable practices, such as rooftop gardens, rainwater collection, or solar panels.
In the United States, people are always encouraged to buy more things. Television advertisements, fashion magazines and towering billboards all offer what only the best, newest products can — happiness. But can material possessions really provide happiness? And, what’s more, even if they could, should a culture…
As a community college student, I frequently get an underwhelming “oh ok…cool” after answering where I attend school. Yes, community colleges tend to be frowned upon, but I’m convinced veterans, and non-veterans alike, should attend a community college before pursuing higher education. Here’s why…
Going green is a popular buzzword in today’s environmentally conscious society, but it’s not as easy as recycling or buying an electric car. Things in each room of your house could be a little greener, so let’s take a closer look at those rooms and figure out…
Why do we not usually take baths in ditches, brush our teeth in lakes, or serve up a glass of ice-cold ocean water? The reason is that there are limited sources of natural clean water sufficient for us to drink. We will likely continue putting massive amounts of river, aquifer, and seawater through…
Whether you are living off the grid, in the suburbs, or in the heart of the city, there are benefits for indoor plants such as improving overall health and producing food. Granted, not everyone lives in a big house or have dedicated sun rooms or greenhouses, but there are ways to participate still! To save…
Articles We’re Reading
The Air Force has announced a one-day "tactical pause" taking place over the next 45 days to address a rise in suicides across the force. Following a letter to commanders from Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright announced in a video Thursday that the effort will serve as "a new beginning" for promoting resiliency in airmen.
A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy, which in turn could help electrical utilities reduce their dependency on fossil fuels.
Army veteran Seth Kastle had everything going for him when he came home from serving 16 years overseas. That's why it was so confusing to him when his life began to fall apart. He had a job, a loving wife, family, and friends. He knew things would be different when he moved back to Kansas, but he didn't think they'd be that different. But he felt an extreme anger building up inside, a fire inside his chest that he couldn't explain or get rid of.
The biggest new star quarterback of NFL doesn't get a lot of free time. Practicing is as important as game time, so when the time comes to relax, it's understandable that a young football star might actually rest. But it turns out Patrick Mahomes, the Kansas City Chiefs' young QB, is a star both on and off the field.
Ju’Coby Pittman, the CEO of Clara White Mission, is determined to raise awareness about the problem of homelessness among our veterans. They’ve sacrificed so much for our country, and now they need our help. These men and women deserve to live out the rest of their lives without worrying where they’re going to sleep at night. They deserve our respect. They deserve comfort, and shelter, and warmth.
U.S. Army veteran Ryan Timmermans, of Veterans Off-Grid, purchased 50 acres of land in Carson west of Taos in 2016 and has made it his goal to use that land to help his brothers and sisters in arms. He graduated from the Earthship Academy - which teaches techniques for building off-grid, solar-powered homes from tires, bottles and other recyclable material - near Taos and began the process of bringing homes to vets who needed a bit of healing and help along their journey.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides comprehensive health services to America’s Veterans, and VHA knows it can’t provide every service to every Veteran on its own. Partnerships between VHA and nongovernmental organizations result in broader services and more options for Veterans.
Having a view of greenery or access to a garden or park is linked to lower frequency and strength of cravings, study finds. If you've heard about "forest bathing," you know that scientific evidence backs up the healing power of spending time in nature. Now researchers have found that just being able to view nature can have a salubrious effect; this time, in decreased cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods.